Illinois State University’s Office of International Studies and Programs is pleased to share the faculty-led study abroad program offerings for the Summer 2019 term.

Faculty-led programs are an excellent opportunity for students to take ISU courses abroad from 10 days to one month in duration. These programs are guided by an Illinois State faculty member(s) and are designed to focus on a specific topic(s) for students. Some programs have a general education focus, while others are specific to certain majors and/or minors.

Summer 2019–February 1 Application Deadline

Argentina: Farm to Table Food Systems in Argentina – College of Applied Science and Technology, led by Aslihan Spaulding and Amy Bardwell

Australia:  Art Education in Australia – College of Fine Arts, led by Judith Briggs

Chile: Business and Cultural Experience in Chile – College of Business, led by Aysen Bakir

Costa Rica: CAST – College of Applied Science and Technology, led by Barbara Schlatter

Costa Rica: Summer Exploration – College of Education, led by Sharon Doubet and Amanda Quesenberry

Italy: Exploring Italian Culture and Healthy Lifestyle Factors – College of Applied Science and Technology, led by Jennifer Barnes and Anna Rinaldi-Miles*

Italy: Multi-Cultural Education and Child Development in the International Classroom – College of Education, led by Rena Shifflet and May Jadallah

Mexico:  Fulbright to Oaxaca – College of Education, led by Beth Hatt and Juliet Lynd

New Zealand: Sport, Physical Activity, & Recreation – College of Applied Science and Technology, led by Scott Pierce and Clinton Warren*

Romania:  Understanding Business Processes in Romania – College of Business, led by Joseph Goodman*

Russia: Vladimir State University Institute of Physical Culture and Sport – School of Kinesiology and Recreation, led by Karen Dennis and David Thomas

Spain: Education Immersion in Alcala – College of Education, led by Sandra Osorio and Maria Luisa Zamudio

United Kingdom: University of Brighton, TCH – College of Education, led by Erin Mikulec

United Kingdom: Shakespeare and Drama in England – College of Arts and Sciences, led by Tara Lyons


  • Fashion Industry Study Tour to Asia (South Korea, Japan) – College of Applied Science and Technology, led by Yoon-Jin Ma
  • History: Essence of Europe  (England, France, Germany, Italy) – College of Arts and Sciences, led by Richard Hughes
  • ISU Music in the UK (England, Scotland) – College of Fine Arts, Led by Allison Alcorn
  • Social Justice:  A Trip Through Genocide in Germany and Poland – Department of Criminal Justices, led by Jackie Schneider

Summer 2019–February 15 Application Deadline

Italy: ISU in Orvieto -College of Fine Arts, led by Lea Cline and Katie Jasper” – February 15 deadline

Summer 2019–March 1 Application Deadline

Croatia: Experiences in International Justice – Department of Criminal Justice Sciences, led by Dawn Beichner

Czech Republic: Eastern European Theatre Design Perspectives – College of Fine Arts, led by Lauren Towell and Wendy Wallace

Japan: Japan Explorations (Geography) – College of Arts and Sciences, led by Rex Rowley

Netherlands:  Organizational Intercultural Communication – School of Communication, led by Pete Smudde

Panama: Bilingual Pilgrimage to Panama – College of Education, led by Ellis Hurd

Panama: Communication and Identity in Latin America – School of Communication, led by Phil Chidester and Joe Zompetti

Spain: Spanish Conversation in Avila – Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, led by Montserrat Mir

Taiwan: University of Taipei – College of Education, led by Miranda Lin

Uganda: Performing Arts & Culture in Uganda – College of Fine Arts, led by Dan Ozminkowski*

*Denotes new programs for the 2018-2019 academic year

And that’s not all! ISU offers many other programs that are open to all majors and some that are major specific. To explore additional summer study abroad programs, visit our Summer Destinations page.